Morville, a village and a parish in Salop. The village stands on a small affluent of the river Severn, 3 miles W by N of Bridgnorth, and has a post office under Bridgnorth; money order and telegraph office, Bridgnorth. The parish contains also the township of Aston Eyre and the hamlets of Bridgwalton, Croft, Harpswood, Haughton, and Underton. Acreage, 5269; population, 464. There is a parish council consisting of seven members. Aston Eyre is separated from Morville for parish council purposes, and has its own parish meeting. Aldenham Park, the seat of Lord Acton, is a fine mansion built in 1697, stands in an extensive park, and is approached by a beautiful avenue. Morville Hall is another chief residence. A priory, a cell to Shrewsbury Abbey, was formerly here. The living is a vicarage, united with the chapelry of Aston Eyre, in the diocese of Hereford; net value, £195 with residence. Patron, Lord Acton. The church was built in 1118 on the site of a previous Saxon edifice, consists of chancel, clerestoried nave, aisles, and an embattled tower, and contains a Norman font. Aston Eyre has a Norman church. A Roman Catholic chapel is at Aldenham Hall.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Morvill St. George|
|Poor Law union||Bridgnorth|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
For general information about Civil Registration (births, marriages and deaths) see the Civil Registration page.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Morville from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Morvill (St. George))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Shropshire (Salop) is available to browse.
Online maps of Morville are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Shropshire newspapers online:
- Shrewsbury Chronicle
- Wellington Journal
- Eddowes's Journal, and General Advertiser for Shropshire, and the Principality of Wales
- Ludlow Advertiser
- Salopian Journal
The Visitation of Shropshire, 1623 is available on the Heraldry page.